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Transcript Part 2:  Hotel worker in Kenneka Jenkin ‘s death
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Transcript Part 2: Hotel worker in Kenneka Jenkin ‘s death

Last week, we published the transcript  of the phone call in which took place with an employee of the Crowne Plaza Hotel (we subsequently published the names of the owners; their phone numbers, and their shady pasts) all of which almost immediately caused a much needed discussion: What is the hotel hiding. Now comes Part 2. The missing part that discloses the  disturbing difference in time stamps released on the same videos we released on  12 September ahead of the police.   The videos share several different time stamps, but, also feature quite a few gaps in times. Part 2 continued... Saint Germaine:  Why did you choose to provide us these tapes? Hotel Worker: Because when I saw one of yours running around the Crowne Plaza Hotel dressed as a construction worker I knew it was o...
Kenneka Jenkins’ case will remain with Rosemont Police Department
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Kenneka Jenkins’ case will remain with Rosemont Police Department

ROSEMONT -- Despite calls for the case to be handed over to the FBI over concerns that the Rosemont PD isn't handling it correctly, it, will apparently remain with the betrothed police department. According to the Rosemont police department, the case "remains a death investigation" but there has been no 'credible reason'  to turn over the case to the FBI   taking it out of the hands of a "very capable police department".    Meanwhile, videos continue to surface on social media suggesting that the police department edited out footage they didn't want the public to see. Youtube users were quick to point out that time stamps on the videos released by the Rosemont police department (which were actually released by us first after a hotel employee leaked them to us)  don't match up to thei...
Here’s more on Kenneka Jenkin ‘s and that body harvesting rumor
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Here’s more on Kenneka Jenkin ‘s and that body harvesting rumor

ROSEMONT --    You'll read just about everything about Kenneka Jenkins, but, you won't hear much about what the hotel in which she died in has allegedly been up to over the years.  It has surfaced online that there's a company called The Biological Research Center, which, apparently is into some pretty creepy stuff.  That company is owned by the same group of people who own the Crowne Plaza Hotel, something, the police have yet to actually address. Previous reports published in 2015 indicate that the Biological Research Center (a body harvesting and body donation "research" company conveniently minutes away from the Crown Plaza Hotel) is also owned by the same people that own  the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  This research facility has been raided by local authorities;  state officials, and the...
Here are the owners of The Crowne Plaza Hotel Rosemont
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Here are the owners of The Crowne Plaza Hotel Rosemont

  It's the question on everybody's mind. Who owns the Crowne Plaza? Enter:  David Friedman, of F&F Realty based in Chicago based (Skokie Area) Illinois (the identity of the manager is pending). Leaders in residential and commercial real estate management and development in the greater Chicago area, Skokie-based F & F Realty, Ltd., has been operating and managing residential and commercial real estate in the Chicago area since 1979. Founded by David M. Friedman, president and chief operating officer, the company has owned and managed thousands of apartment residences, executive office buildings and leading hotels. The owners have been identified, the manager has not. A once publicly available Facebook profile for someone who claimed to be the manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel h...
A lengthy expose on the death of Kenneka Jenkins
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A lengthy expose on the death of Kenneka Jenkins

On 14 September 2017, I publicly confirmed that we had footage from the hotel that was of Kenneka in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  We were shown the footage on 12 September by a hotel employee,  who, not only showed the footage, but also, confirmed that there was a part missing.  Let's begin. Let's rewind back to the first day we learned of Kenneka Jenkins death.  At that time, we had very little information readily available.   The Rosemont Village police department attempted to tell Kenneka’s mother, that,  "it was not a murder or anything like that" and it appeared like she accidentally walked into a freezer. When we approached Rosemont PD,  we, were pretty much told similar. "It appears that she walked into  the freezer of the Crowne Plaza on accident". At the time, ehum, th...
Kenneka Jenkins last moments seen in new footage
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Kenneka Jenkins last moments seen in new footage

The full video of the alleged footage Irene Roberts just tried to leak to  Fameolous has surfaced and we've got it. (Peep the end, it's the same footage she tried to send out claiming it was hers and it proves she was alive after the Facebook Live video).  Which it really doesn't because the same footage was actually part of something else.. what appears to be a much larger party in a very different room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2IqEZoRhu8&feature=youtu.be
Transcript: #KennekaJenkins “They were timid about something, you could tell something was wrong”
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Transcript: #KennekaJenkins “They were timid about something, you could tell something was wrong”

This is a transcript from our telephone conversation with a hotel worker from the Crowne Plaza Hotel who agreed to speak to our former masthead editor Saint Germaine on 11 September. For a period of 48 hours, we dug deep into the backgrounds of each person involved; their whereabouts (before or after the murder), and their actions afterwards. It wasn’t long until hotel workers caught wind of our operatives poking around — which filled in the missing pieces to the puzzle. What you’re about to read here is new information. Irene Roberts and Monifa Shelton were seen by two hotel workers the night she died. Those hotel workers are speaking below. Saint Germaine: How did you find out about our reporters poking around the Crowne Plaza Hotel? Hotel worker: I didn’t only discovered such after ...
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Police source: 12 people to be questioned over Kenneka ‘s murder

ROSEMONT, IL -   Police sources close to the investigation into the death of Kenneka Jenkins have confirmed that 12 people are being questioned over the death and their part in it.    Sources say that at least 8 of the 12 people have been confirmed "to have been present" throughout the entire evening leading up to her disappearance and even after. Meanwhile,  sources also indicate that police are "actively trying to pursue the final four who they believe have a deeper connection to the case".    The identities of those 12 are not being released (although we've already released nearly all of them on social media). It's interesting that the police are now trying to question people, mostly, considering that the Coroner's office has already said another autopsy will not be performed. ...
New information  regarding Kenneka Jenkin ‘s murder
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New information regarding Kenneka Jenkin ‘s murder

We've been on the case for some time, and, have been  covering it all day. Now, we're uncovered even a bit more and it appears to piece the puzzle even further together.  First, let's discuss what the party was actually for. We've now learned that Irene and Monifa set up the party without  Kenneka knowing much of what was going on.  While she was aware of a party going on after being invited, she, was not aware of older gentlemen being present at the party.     At first, people believed that it was just $200 that people were allegedly paid to rape and kill Kaneeka.  We have identified a third person now listed as a person of interest in Kaneeka's murder.  Bernard Radley has been identified as one of the men who was at the party.  Radley, allegedly helped dispose of Kaneeka's body aft...
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The footage we’ve discussed regarding Kenneka Jenkins

  Part 1 The video can be viewed using the leaked link that was given to us by the hotel employee.   They can also be viewed below. Part 2   There is apparently a third part that we are trying to obtain that allegedly shows a male standing at the end of the hallway.    The same source who provided these videos claims there is a third part with a visible figure at the end of the hallway. The source also disputes the time stamps on these videos, because, the time stamps on some of the previous live videos that show her are almost identical to these.
We’ve seen the Crowne Plaza Hotel security footage
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We’ve seen the Crowne Plaza Hotel security footage

But we're not believing the gist that it was because she was raped.   On 12 September, we, were exclusively provided a copy of the security footage from the Crowne Plaza Hotel from an employee we will not identify.   In that footage,  Kenneka , is indeed seen "staggering" (why, remains to be determined). Further into the footage, Kenneka can be seen walking back to the elevator, but then the footage gets sort of murky.   A girl who has already been proven to not have been as drunk as police claimed ("managed to press the wrong button and ended up on the lower floor"). The video shows Kenneka clearly staggering but without toxicology reports we still don't know if she was as drunk as police say.   It was here in this video (before she is seen staggering into the front desk area) that we w...
Footage shows Kenneka Jenkin ‘s friend Irene Roberts at Chicago PD
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Footage shows Kenneka Jenkin ‘s friend Irene Roberts at Chicago PD

While that appears to already be public information, what's next, isn't entirely.   Our phones have been ringing off the hook all morning with news of Kenneka 's death and what happened that night in the hotel.   We've learned allot since learning of the story early this morning. Here's what we've now discovered. The jacket worn by Irene in the video,  was not Kenneka 's jacket. Kenneka and Irene weren't actually friends.  She was a mutual friend of Monifa (spell check, various spellings of this name out there)  who used  Monifa to get the hotel room at a low price (we've now confirmed this through people who are calling into our news offices.  This was pre-planned before this ever occurred at the hotel). In Irene's live video, it, appears that she may have purposely wore tho...
Friend: The men in that room had beef with Kenneka Jenkin ‘s brother
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Friend: The men in that room had beef with Kenneka Jenkin ‘s brother

ROSEMONT, IL --  This is our first piece out on the  murder of Kenneka Jenkins, a 19-year-old Illinois woman who was found dead in the freezer of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.    As of this writing,  the details are a bit murky -- but we've managed to come across some information about the case and the girls involved that may prove to be beneficial later. Vonterious (spell check, multiple spellings out there) and his crew (the men identified from the video) reportedly had beef with Keneeka's brother according to a friend.  Another male friend of  Vonterious he and Cornell Mitchell were both in the room (as they had already discussed going to the party with their friends). This is where it gets murky. In  e-mails,  the male friend (who has since stopped talking to both Vonterious and...
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